Category Archives: Open Studios

Gamelan Genta Kasturi @ Open Studios

Gamelan Genta Kasturi had a good turn out for our Open Studios Performance on Sat Mar 9 in the Black Box Theater at Town Pavilion. About fifty people came out and received an overvue of Balinese gamelan music including a new creation Beleganjur composed by ensemble director Patrick Alonzo Conway, Catur Rawita composed for the group by ensemble founder I Ketút Gedé Asnawa, Blossoming Dance also by Conway, Kebyar Ding (1928) by I Wayan Regog, and Angels & Demons at Play a re-composition by Conway of a Sun Ra piece.

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Jennifer Lynn Williams Open Studios Preview

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“I think you need to be vigilant. I’m a kind of hard-wired pessimist. I can’t help but see the world in a certain kind of way. For my own sanity, I find it necessary to seek out beauty in the world, and I do that through music, and through literature and nature, and in the same ways that everybody else does, I suppose. That seems to be important to me.” Nick Cave

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Molly Kaderka Open Studios Preview

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Gamelan Genta Kasturi Free Performance for Charlotte Street Open Studios Weekend

As part of the Charlotte Street Open Studios Weekend, a performance/workshop will be given at 12:30pm on Saturday March 9 by Studio Residents Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Kansas City’s community Balinese Semaradana gamelan orchestra.

The group will perform traditional and modern Balinese Gamelan music including: Kebyar Ding – a seminal transitional composition from post-colonial Bali; Catur Rawita – a four tone work written for the ensemble by our teacher I Ketút Gedé Asnawa; and original compositions by ensemble director Patrick Alonzo Conway: Blossoming Dance, a Kreasi Baru Beleganjur and Angels & Demons at Play – a re-composition of a Sun Ra composition. Audience members are invited to play the instruments after the performance; a hands-on-workshop will be available for those interested.

The event will be held in the Black Box Theater on the 6th Floor of Town Pavilion, 1120 Walnut in downtown KCMO; please enter on the Walnut side of the building.

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2013 Annual Urban Culture Project Open Studios

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CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION’S URBAN CULTURE PROJECT OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND, SHOWCASES THE WORK OF ARTISTS IN ITS STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTISTS. THE 2-DAY EVENT, MARCH 8 + 9, 2013 INCLUDES LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, THEATRE, COMEDY IMPROV, AND CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PERFORMANCES, SPECIAL SALES, TEMPORARY INSTALLATIONS, PARTICIPATORY ACTIVITIES, ARTIST TALKS, AND MORE, HIGHLIGHTING THE WORK OF 21 VISUAL ARTISTS AND 8 PERFORMING ARTISTS/ENSEMBLES AWARDED FREE STUDIOS FOR YEAR-LONG TERMS THROUGH CHARLOTTE STREET’S COMPETITIVE URBAN CULTURE PROJECT STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LEARN MORE IN THE PRESS RELEASE.

OPEN STUDIOS PROGRAM – INCLUDING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, GEOGRAPHICAL MAP, STUDIO MAPS, DESCRIPTIONS OF ARTISTS’ WORK, AND KID-FRIENDLY INFO! – TO BE POSTED IN FEBRUARY 2013

OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS:

– 21 Artists’ studios open for viewing with all artists on-hand to discuss their work and answer questions.

– Curator and Artist Talks

– Performances including collaborative works and individual contemporary dance performances:

– Big Japan, 8 March, 7pm, Paragraph Gallery, 21-23 East 12th St.: Comedic ensemble freestyle raps.
– Black House Collective, 8 March, 9pm, Paragraph Gallery,21-23 East 12th St.:musical performance of selections from their 11th workshop, a collaboration with the Nelson-Atkins Museum.
– Miles Bonny, 8 March, 5:30-6:30pm, pARTnership Place, 906 Grand, 13th Floor:  Kick-off Reception with performance of original music utilizing his live vocals and flugelhorn.
– Lisa Cordes, 9 March, noon, Paragraph Gallery, 21-23 East 12th St.: performs Box of Lamentations, a spoken word cycle exploring gun violence in America.
– Gamelan, 9 March, 12:30, Town Pavilion, 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor: traditional and modern Balinese Gamelan music performance.
– Kacico, 8 March, 8pm, Town Pavilion, 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor: Dance performance of excepts from The Song and Dance Project.
– Marisa MacKay, 8 March, 8:30pm, Town Pavilion, 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor: Dance performance by The Smith Project of original new choreography.
– Erin Muenks, 8 March, 7:30pm, Town Pavilion, 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor: Debut dance performance of Sewing the Seeds of Change.

– And more! Check back for the FULL OPEN STUDIOS PROGRAM!

VENUES AND ARTISTS:
– Find detailed info about the 2012-13 studio residents at https://urbanculturestudioresidents.wordpress.com

PARTNERSHIP PLACE / 906 Grand, 13 floor, KCMO
Visual ArtistsBen Harle, Calder KaminChristopher DaharshEmily ConnellJacob BanholzerKaty McRoberts, and Will Preman

TOWN PAVILION / 1100 Walnut, 6th floor, KCMO
Visual ArtistsElizabeth Allen-CannonLindsay DeifikEric DobbinsLuke FirleAmy FredmanMadeline GallucciRachel Gregor, Rachel Helm, Robert HowsareMolly KaderkaSkye LivingstonRodolfo MarronMaegan Stracy, and Jennifer Williams.
Performing artists:  Miles BonnyGamelan Genta KasturiLisa CordesTom Kessler, Juliette Everhart and collaborators (LSR and Big in Japan)Black House CollectiveMarisa MacKay-SmithKacico Dance, and Erin Muenks.

Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project Studio Residency 2012-2013 artists

Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project Studio Residency 2012-2013 artists from Charlotte Street Foundation on Vimeo.

Residents Visit Each Other’s Studios

Before the May open studios weekend several residents got together with co-director, Kate Hackman, to see what other residents were up to before the busy weekend.

Molly Kaderka and Jaclyn Senne used a spare room at Town Pavilion to curate a show of resident’s work.